Tag: contractors


IR35 impact report ‘fails to tell the full story’

December 16, 2022

Via: Personnel Today

The rules were changed in 2017 for public sector employers and 2021 for private sector businesses, and meant that responsibility for determining a contractor’s employment status shifted to the organisation rather than the individual. The Treasury announced in its mini-budget […]

Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Why DE&I in the Workplace Should Include Contractors

November 10, 2022

Via: Spark

Having a diverse workforce has never been more important for organizations looking to evolve and stay ahead of their game. And building a such a workforce today is so much more than the typical indicators we envision when we think […]


Determining Independent Contractors: Sometimes the Government Loses

September 8, 2022

Via: HR Hero

There’s been an ongoing battle between employers and the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) over when someone is considered an independent contractor versus an employee. A recent decision from the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse summary judgment […]


OFCCP Pressuring Contractors to Register, Self-Certify

March 28, 2022

Via: HR Hero

Many employers are receiving invitations to register for the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program’s (OFCCP) contractor portal. Before doing so, here is what you should know. Decide Not to Register? Audit May Be Ahead Those of you who have […]


OFCCP Rule Expands Religious Exemption for Contractors

January 25, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently released a final rule titled “Implementing Legal Requirements Regarding the Equal Opportunity Clause’s Religious Exemption.” Although the rule may have a short life because of the […]


Don’t Expect DOL to Let Up on Investigations in 2021

January 4, 2021

Via: HR Hero

Aside from the personal and professional challenges 2020 presented (the COVID-19 pandemic, government shutdown orders, concerns about keeping employees safe, layoffs, remote working, homeschooling, and navigating the unknown), what stands out most to me in my practice—and had the biggest […]

Research, Software

Ways the Gig Economy Is Risky for Independent Contractors

January 8, 2020

Via: HR Hero

As most of us know by now, the percentage of individuals who are working as independent contractors either part time or full time continues to grow. Many employers have embraced this trend and continued to hire more and more contractors […]

Research, Software

Advantages of 1099 Contractors

June 19, 2019

Via: HR Hero

In a previous post, we talked about the decision companies face in classifying workers as independent contractors—those who receive a 1099 for tax purposes—and traditional employees who receive a W2. Specifically, we mentioned that Lyft, in its Initial Public Offering […]

Research, Software

Uber Drivers Are Not Employees. What This Means for Other Gig Workers.

May 16, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) just ruled that Uber drivers are, indeed, contractors and not employees. This news made Uber’s stock soar but there’s more to this than just a stock price. This ruling can impact your business if […]


California Supreme Court Deals Blow to Gig Economy

May 29, 2018

Via: HR Hero

Over the last 10 years, analysts have told of the decline of traditional employment in favor of independent contractors and the so-called gig economy. Instead, a casual workforce would arise, working when they want and trading security for flexibility. Workers […]

Development & Evaluation, Engagement, Research, Software

What HR Needs to Know About Tax Reform’s Impact on Engaging Independent Contractors

April 3, 2018

Via: HR Hero

In 2017, 40.9 million Americans chose to work as independent contractors – about one third of the total U.S. workforce. By and large, these independent professionals work this way because they choose to do so. Their contributions – both to […]